Can Stubborn Bra Fat Be Removed With Liposuction?

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Even underneath clothing, upper back fat is often visible. For women, in particular, the combination of back fat, undergarments, and tight clothing can create lumpy bra line fat or “back rolls.” If you are self-conscious about bra line back fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Award-winning Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef and the expert team at Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa are proud to help patients look and feel better than ever with an advanced array of body contouring options, including VASER liposuction. Learn more about surgical fat reduction with liposuction, and find out whether it may be the bra line fat solution you’ve been searching for.

What is bra line fat?

Bulging or rolling fat in the upper back, near where the bra sits, is often known as bra line fat, bra line back fat, or simply upper back fat. Many men and women struggle with stubborn upper back fat as a result of genetics, hormones, or the aging process. Oftentimes, back fat creates a bumpy or rolling appearance on the back, which can be highly visible when wearing tight clothing or swimsuits.

How do I get rid of upper back fat?

If your back rolls don’t seem to respond to consistent diet and exercise in the same way as fat elsewhere on your body, it may be time to consider liposuction. With either traditional or VASER liposuction, Dr. Motakef can remove stubborn fat cells and help you achieve a smoother, slimmer, more natural-looking shape. VASERlipo® can also be used to reduce fat in other areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Under the chin
  • Neck

How does VASERlipo on the back work?

VASER liposuction is a specialized method for removing stubborn fat cells that offers patients less postoperative swelling and a shorter recovery period compared with traditional liposuction. During VASERlipo for bra fat, Dr. Motakef first administers a tumescent solution to the area. Tiny incisions are made in the skin, through which a thin tool is inserted. This tool delivers advanced ultrasonic energy to help break up fat cells gently so they can be easily suctioned out. Because of this, there is little to no damage to the surrounding tissues, meaning patients typically experience less swelling and discomfort during their recovery. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and the patient will be placed into compressive garments. Because the incisions used during VASERlipo for back fat are extremely tiny and placed within the natural lines and contours of the body, most patients consider their scars to be scarcely visible.

Patients should keep in mind that upper back fat rolls are not the same as rolls or flaps caused by loose skin after weight loss. For patients with loose skin, Dr. Motakef may recommend a skin removal procedure. In many cases, patients can benefit from a combination of skin tightening and liposuction. During your initial consultation for liposuction in Anaheim Hills, CA, Dr. Motakef will carefully evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and determine whether traditional liposuction, VASERlipo, or another procedure may be most appropriate for you.

How long does VASERlipo last?

Patients who have VASER liposuction for upper back fat can expect their results to be long-lasting. The fat cells removed during VASER liposuction will not return to the body. Patients should keep in mind, however, that the remaining fat cells in the upper back can become enlarged with future weight gain. For this reason, patients should be committed to maintaining a stable weight after surgery.

Smooth out stubborn back rolls with VASER liposuction in Orange County, CA

If stubborn bra line fat is making you self-conscious about your look, you are certainly not alone. Join the many men and women who have achieved a smoother, sexier back with liposuction. To learn more about the benefits of upper back liposuction, call Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa in Anaheim Hills, CA to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.